What’s going on this month in Birmingham?
December – all you can think about is christmas. The winter weather is here with the cold, dark nights and the snow is probably next on the list of things to happen before the new year turns.
There’s always plenty going on in this vibrant city, especially with the Frankfurt christmas market in full flow, and the festive vibe all around the city centre. Everyone is out for a bit of christmas shopping, and we joined the crowds on the weekend heading out into the jewellery quarter to look at some gold jewellery.
The jewellery quarter in Birmingham is the heartbeat of manufacture and trade in the West Midlands and one of the best locations for jewellery UK. The quarter has plenty of things to do in the day, such as a host of restaurants and bars for eat and drink, jewellery shops and even a museum – so you’re never short of something to do. The vibrant nightlife also gives a different twist on this historic location.
The fast paced daily life in the jewellery quarter makes for a fantastic setting on a daily basis. We were on the lookout recently for a wedding band so had looked around in a few places in Birmingham but hadn’t really spotted anything special. After doing a search online for wedding rings jewellery quarter we found a family run jeweller and decided to go in to have a look to see what was on offer.
Here is a photo of the ring we purchased, absolutely beautiful and we couldn’t be any happier. Take a look around the jewellery quarter if you get chance this christmas, an area with a lot of history and heritage, with plenty to offer.
After recently seeking legal advice from a solicitors Birmingham after I had a quite serious accident at work, I have been able to recoup around seven thousand pounds in compensation after breaking my leg and having to take a prolonged period away from work, which also prevented me from carrying out a lot of normal duties outside work too.
Having a fall or injury caused by something at work that’s not your fault can be a hard time, and ensuring you get what you are entitled to is very important. A lot of people have an accident at work and overlook their entitlements for compensation.
Companies try and bully employees into not making a claim against them when they are at fault, but don’t let this happen to you, get in contact with a local solicitor Birmingham and find out more about what legal information you need to know in relation for a claim.
This weekend is my son’s 18th birthday party and we were planning a massive surprise party day for him, starting out with a shopping trip and family meal, followed by arriving in a limousine at a private venue for a party we have planned out behind the scenes for some time now.
As we all know thing’s in this world never quite go to plan, and we have had to chop and change a lot around up until now trying to get things sorted.
Firstly organising a family meal was a nightmare, with us struggling to find availability for a table of the party size we needed this weekend. Without wanting to end up in McDonald’s we’ve tirelessly tried and finally sorted somewhere in the mailbox Birmingham, which should make for a fantastic start to the day.
When we were looking at limo hire for the party in the evening, companies either didn’t have limousines or their prices were almost extortionate and we felt pressured into having to pay over the odds for this. We search around online though and came across a company called Your Limo Hire, they specialise in limo hire Birmingham, and cover many other area’s around the country too.
Fantastic, absolutely fantastic is all I can say about this service. With an online booking system and everything it made enquiring a piece of cake and they got back to me the same day with a quote around thirty percent lower than anyone else had quoted me!
Next was deciding what to get him as a present, we had looked at a fantastic 9ct gold chain at a shop in Birmingham city centre, and decided that would make a great gift on the day for him to wear.
Now that all the preparations are in place, we can look forward to the weekend and hopefully he has the most amazing day of his life, I will be sure to post an update on how things go later on this week.
This is a quick guide to water
You probably already know about water by now, it is a colourless, odourless and tasteless liquid substance with a freezing point of 0 degrees celsius. Water constitutes around seventy percent of the Earth’s surface which is amazing to think about.
We can use water f0r almost everything, and most organisms on the planet require water to survive. It can also be used daily for things such as drinking water, for washing and feeding plants.
In my home I have a system set up to collect natural water fall and store it inside two large water tanks. The water in one tank is just reused within my garden to water the plants whereas the other tank is treated so that we can use the rainwater for drinking and for washing clothes and dishes.
There is a land drainage pipe running out from the tank that removes any wastage from the tank and runs off into a ground drain to be removed conveniently.
In today’s informational guide we are going to be looking at some fantastic designer watches from top brands such as Hugo Boss, Emporio Armani and Raymond Weil.
This amazing Emporio Armani Renato Chronograph watch features a stainless steel bezel and strap with a black dial and date display. These watches for men are from the celebrated designer Giorgio Armani one of the most influential designers Italy has ever produced.
This Hugo Boss gents black leather strap watch features a black dial with date display. A fantastic piece that could be worn casual or smart.
This is a fantastic designer watch from the iconic brand Raymond Weil. Featuring a beautiful black leather strap combined with a two tone steel face and black dial to really bring out the gold detailing.
We were out shopping last weekend in the jewellery quarter Birmingham while on a visit there and I only say how hugely impressed I was. Having never visited before not knowing really what to expect, the quarter is packed full of history and heritage featuring a host of jewellers, shops, bars and more.
After taking a look around the museum of the jewellery quarter we headed around some shops and I was keeping my eyes open for a few late christmas gift buys. While looking seeing some gold jewellery I saw a set of 9ct hold hoop earrings and just had to buy them. Featuring a really nice big hoop but remained lightweight with a rose gold twist.
I would definitely recommend a visit to the Birmingham jewellery quarter for anyone in the West Midlands, it is a fantastic place with plenty to see and do, there is also currently a wonderful German christmas market there at the moment too!
We all know people in our family or friends who are extremely difficult when it comes down to buying them presents. But with the cold weather and winter conditions are well and truly here, and christmas is only around the corner.
This can only mean one thing, christmas is just around the corner, and the rush for presents is on. Every weekend shopping centre’s are getting busier and busier, with the availability of products such as the new PS4 down to a minimum, there is a struggle deciding what to get.
I was looking at a variety of gold jewellery pieces from some local jewellers to me, as I had thought a watch or set of gold earrings would make a fantastic gift for someone who is difficult to buy for.
These are things that can last for a long time and are presents that suit a lot of people. If you are looking for jewellery UK there are plenty of shops. If you are local to the West Midlands it is well worth checking out the Jewellery Quarter near the Birmingham city centre.
There is a huge variety of jewellers with fantastic pieces on offer combined with a host of bars and places to eat, there is plenty there to keep you occupied and is well worth a visit this christmas.
In today’s post we will be looking at what a diamond certificate is and what effect it has on purchasing a diamond, and the difference between certified and non certified.
A diamond certificate is issued by an institution such as GIA or IGI and details such aspects as colour, cut, clarity, carat, fluorescence, symmetry and weight. Having these verified factors provides authenticity and quality assurances to the purchaser of the diamond. It also allows you to compare with other certified diamonds so you know what you are getting for your money.
Diamonds without certification may actually be no different in any aspect to a certified diamond but you don’t have the assurance, so it relies on the word of the seller as to what aspects the diamond actually has. These opinions can be widely varied between different jewellery experts and can lead to discrepancies regarding value and recovery if stolen due to insurance purposes.
There are plenty of options available to you when it comes to deciding whether or not to undertake a search engine optimisation (SEO) campaign. Almost any business providing a product, service or even information online can benefit from SEO, which will increase targeted traffic and become a catalyst for driving sales on these.
Over ninety percent of search engine users click through a link off page one, with this figure dropping off around 95 percent on page two, a huge drop. So there’s a clear message here, that if you aren’t on page one then you’re potentially missing out on big business. We’ve seen people’s companies revolutionised by SEO so it is something that is well worth looking into. Take a look at this page for more information SEO Sutton Coldfield.
You may have had spam emails from SEO companies offering cheap services while promising big results, but as with anything the saying ‘if it’s too good to be true it probably is’ definitely comes into play here.
Search Engine Optimisation is an ongoing process that can take months to implement successfully to see results, there are companies out there that promise top page one rankings within a matter of weeks- there are no promises in SEO. Google has implemented a lot of changes of the last two years, which have revolutionised the way it works and a lot of agencies are still using outdated methods which can result to harsh penalties, and potentially losing rankings for good.
On the other hand, there are reputable SEO agencies out there, who use up to date methods and have a great existing client base, but overprice their services massively. These large companies use their branding to charge considerably higher prices so it’s a good idea to search around a variety of potential clients. Ask to see some of their results for clients and compare prices before making a decision.
The cold weather is here, the dark nights are here, and it’s almost december which can only mean christmas is nearly here!
The manic rush around for christmas presents is well and truly in full swing at the moment, with shops and high streets getting busier and busier every weekend in the build up to the big day santa comes to visit.
I went out on the hunt for presents last weekend and my family are extremely difficult to buy presents for. I thought a watch would make a great gift though and it’s something thats long lasting if well looked after. After looking at some mens designer watches I found a shop which stocked some beautiful pieces from Armani, Gucci and more!
In the end I left with a smile on my face having purchased a wonderful Emporio Armani watch at a price that beat most online retailers, which is fantastic and something you don’t see very often.
Recently after looking for limo hire and being offered some extortionate prices I decided to have a look online to see what deals were on offer.
I stumbled across a relatively new company called Your Limo Hire who I decided to give a call. After telling the person on the phone I was looking for limo hire Birmingham but didn’t have a huge budget, they were very accommodating with price and offered me a limousine considerably cheaper than anyone else had quoted me.
On the day the service was fantastic, on par if not better than any other limousine service i’ve seen before, which is amazing for the lower price point and far exceeded our expectations! Well worth a look into if you are looking for limo hire in Birmingham, Essex or London and I would strongly recommend Your Limo Hire to anyone. For more information about Limousine’s see here
With Christmas time drawing ever closer, I decided it was time to go out and do some shopping for some presents to try and get ahead of the December rush this year. After heading out into the prestigious Jewellery Quarter Birmingham, the epicentre of jewellery trade in the midlands, which boasts a wide selection of jewellers, bars, restaurants and more.
There are plenty of jewellery shops boasting a wide range of beautiful pieces ranging anything from small bracelets through to engagement jewellery. Not really knowing what I was looking for exactly, I headed into a few shops to see what was on offer. After seeing a set of elegant 9ct gold hoop earrings I was just sold immediately.
They were that good I even bought a second pair for another present! Would recommend taking a look around the jewellery quarter this christmas to anyone, there is so much to see and do even outside of the jewellers, it also boasts a vibrant nightlife and even a museum, so there’s definitely something for everyone.
It may seem a while away with the bitterness of the weather at the moment, but soon enough the time will fly by and the wonderful British summer will be here once again. Whether you stay here or go abroad, we all love a holiday in the sunshine and why not start preparing for it now. In these winter months when sales are usually lower on summer items like swim shorts and beachwear, it can be the best time to shop around to find the best prices before they go up again, also you don’t want to be left running around at the last minute looking for things to buy.
Preparation is key, and you can do no harm by being a step ahead of the game. Recently when I was shopping online I found some amazing mens designer swimwear from an independent designer called OKUN. Their designs are extremely unique and provide a different twist on the conventional swim shorts found in high street shops and major online retailers.
As much as I love christmas and the festivity around it, personally the summer is just for me and I can’t wait for it to come around again next year. Summer schools are a great learning tool and can provide some great credit towards degrees, while teaching you valuable information. One of the highlights for me every year is attending a summer camp, meeting new people and gaining new experiences in life.
By now you’ve probably heard about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), but the bigger question is do you know what effect it can have for your business? A lot of SEO companies send out mass emails offering services and making promises that they can’t fulfil, but don’t let this put you off starting an optimisation campaign for your business, because it can really turn things around.
The internet is around us everywhere from desktop computers to mobile phones, and everyone is on it. So you have got to think, your target market is searching and you need to position yourself at the top to convert that traffic into sales of products and services. We recently contacted an SEO Walsall company about their methods, results and how they go about doing things.
Whether it be local, national or global every business offering a product or service can benefit massively from SEO. We’ve seen businesses turn around from optimisation, with sales more than trebling and allowing growth allowing them to expand further. Check out SEO Coventry and SEO Cannock if you are a midlands based business interested in what search engine optimisation can do for you.
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Reducing carbon emissions and having an environmentally friendly outlook seems to be something that is coming more prominent year upon year, especially with the consistent warnings about global warming and low fossil fuels. There are some common methods people think of and use on a daily basis such as solar power, wind power and simple things just like recycling.
In this article we are going to be talking about a different method, one that’s often overlook or unheard of, and that is rainwater harvesting. This is the process of collecting fallen rainwater into a tank and reusing it for things like agriculture and gardening, or household uses such as drinking water (after treatment) or in the washing machine for example.
Rainwater harvesting systems can be expensive to set up so they might not be ideal for every home, but as a long term investment, it can help reduce your annual water bill by up to 50 percent! It is worth looking into the potential costs vs savings when deciding whether or not to install a rainwater harvesting system for your home.
I have had one at my home for about a year now and it has been fantastic and my bills have been reduced massively! For more information about rainwater harvesting see here
So I thought if i compiled a list of new ideas and what i thought the best ways to design a website, it might help you. It’s always best to find a good website designer in your local area, you can find this using a search engine with a search term like “Web design Birmingham”
Importance of good web design
Having a perfectly designed website isn’t much of a problem or an issue for the average website owner…but when it comes to the nitty gritty of conversation rates and a like it can really be the make or break of your site. So we must understand our market to get the best idea of why and what has helped us understand how a consumer acts.
Data collected from analytical tools such as Google Analytics can be very helpful in measuring vital statistic which may outline a loop hole in your sales and traffic lines.
Understanding bounce rate is not a complicated idea, it simply is the percentage of time the user spends until he exits your site.
All of these factors help to understand the reasons why Website Design is very important.
Ideas for designing a new website
Embedding all those ideas above into one site might be hard but must be a magical combination. Well I would certainly love this.
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Looking for feedback and comments that you would like to let me know about my new site?
I love using this theme but i would like to know what you people thought?
#1: Focus on the user and all else will follow.
Since the beginning, we’ve focused on providing the best user experience possible. Whether we’re designing a new Internet browser or a new tweak to the look of the homepage, we take great care to ensure that they will ultimately serve you, rather than our own internal goal or bottom line.” from google.com/about
So now that we know a little more about the main Search Engine in Europe lets get started.
There are several reasons for google, one it makes the life of user so much easier when looking for things on the net….to be quite frank the internet would a complete waste of time without these(to an extent) It is literally the source for every individual in the world. If you don’t use an engine…what do you use the internet for? Viewing the same web pages over and over again?
There are many helpful pages and resource on the internet that would help you understand how to structure your web page to be best viewed by Search engines like google! Many individuals/businneses would call this “SEO”(Search Engine Optimisation). You can find the best resources for SEO right here: http://www.seosilly.co.uk – They have some great tutorials for you to follow to learn how to help google help you!
Well, it’s completely dependant on what you may be wanting from getting search engine exposure!?!?
It can help you with:
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